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  1. The emergence of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in humans has been an important tool for the treatment of infertility. The number of treatments performed in Latin America has been increasing, and Mexic...

    Authors: Alma López, Miguel Betancourt, Eduardo Casas, Socorro Retana-Márquez, Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas and Fahiel Casillas

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:241

    Content type: Review

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  2. Unsafe abortion remains a leading cause of maternal mortality globally. Many factors can influence women’s decisions around where to seek abortion care; however, little research has been done on abortion care ...

    Authors: Meagan E. Byrne, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Funmilola M. OlaOlorun, Caroline Moreau and Suzanne O. Bell

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:240

    Content type: Research

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  3. There is substantial evidence that contraceptive side-effects are a major deterrent to consistent use of contraception but few studies in low- or middle-income countries explore the role of specific side-effec...

    Authors: Linnea A. Zimmerman, Dana O. Sarnak, Celia Karp, Shannon N. Wood, Saifuddin Ahmed, Fredrick Makumbi and Simon P. S. Kibira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:239

    Content type: Research

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  4. Adolescent and young women (10–24 years old) are habitually a neglected group in humanitarian settings. Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an unmet aspect of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and an addi...

    Authors: Rachel E. Soeiro, Leila Rocha, Fernanda G. Surita, Luis Bahamondes and Maria L. Costa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:238

    Content type: Research

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  5. The choice of contraceptive method is a complex decision, and professionals should offer counselling based on the preferences, values and personal situation of the user(s). Some users are unsatisfied with the ...

    Authors: Laura Reyes-Martí, Lourdes Rubio-Rico, Laura Ortega-Sanz, Laia Raigal-Aran, Miriam de la Flor-López, Alba Roca-Biosca, Francesc Valls-Fonayet, Montse Moharra-Francés, Ramon Escuriet-Peiro and María Inmaculada de Molina-Fernández

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:237

    Content type: Research

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  6. The period after childbirth poses a substantial risk both to the mother and the newborn. Yet, this period received less attention as compared to the cares provided during pregnancy and childbirth. Hence, this ...

    Authors: Netsanet Belete Andargie and Gurmesa Tura Debelew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:234

    Content type: Research

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  7. Receiving quality antenatal care (ANC) from skilled providers is essential to ensure the critical health circumstances of a pregnant woman and her child. Thus, this study attempted to assess which risk factors ar...

    Authors: Berhanu Teshome Woldeamanuel and Tadesse Ayele Belachew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:233

    Content type: Research

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  8. Obstetric haemorrhage continues to be a leading cause of maternal mortality, contributing to more than a quarter of the 2,443,000 maternal deaths reported between 2003 and 2009. During this period, about 70% o...

    Authors: Sumangala B. Chikkamath, Geetanjali M. Katageri, Ashalata A. Mallapur, Sunil S. Vernekar, Manjunath S. Somannavar, Gilda Piaggio, Guillermo Carroli, José Ferreira de Carvalho, Fernando Althabe, G. Justus Hofmeyr, Mariana Widmer, Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu and Shivaprasad S. Goudar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:230

    Content type: Research

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  9. Preconception care is one of the preventive strategies in maternal and new-born health as recommended by WHO. However, in sub-Saharan Africa there is poor preconception care practices. This study examined know...

    Authors: Mtondera Munthali, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia, Chrispin Mandiwa and Saul Mwale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:229

    Content type: Research

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  10. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of the unmet need and identifying factors associated with the unmet need among women of reproductive age living with HIV in Oromia regional state, Ethi...

    Authors: Dereje Bayissa Demissie, Gizachew Abdissa Bulto and Rose Mmusi-Phetoe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:227

    Content type: Research

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  11. The intrauterine contraceptive device, a type of long-acting reversible contraception, is one of the most effective and safe contraceptive methods. In Ethiopia, intrauterine contraceptive device is little know...

    Authors: Bekalu Getnet Kassa, Alemu Degu Ayele, Habtamu Gebrehana Belay, Adanech Getie Tefera, Gebrehiwot Ayalew Tiruneh, Netsanet Temesgen Ayenew, Gedefaye Nibret Mihiretie, Lebeza Alemu Tenaw, Abenezer Melkie Semahegn and Mulugeta Dilie Worku

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:225

    Content type: Review

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  12. Child sexual abuse (CSA) refers to the involvement of a child (< 18 years) in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not deve...

    Authors: Legesse Abera, Abdulahi Aliye, Kalbesse Tadesse and Alemu Guta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:224

    Content type: Research

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  13. We examined the evidence derived from healthcare professionals’ interfacing with women with female genital mutilation (FGM) to comprehend the referral pathways available to these women in Australia.

    Authors: Carolyne Njue, Edward K. Ameyaw, Bright O. Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Samuel Kimani

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:223

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. Quality of care (QOC) is increasingly identified as an important contributor to healthcare outcomes, however little agreement exists on what constitutes quality in abortion care or the recommended indicators f...

    Authors: Katherine C. Whitehouse, Rebecca Blaylock, Shelly Makleff and Patricia A. Lohr

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:221

    Content type: Research

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  15. The ministry of health (MOH) of Ethiopia recommends 4 or more focused antenatal care (ANC) visits at health centre (HC) or at a higher level of health facility (HF). In Ethiopia, few studies investigated time ...

    Authors: Tegene Legese Dadi, Girmay Medhin, Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye, Getnet Mitike Kassie, Mulusew Gerbaba Jebena, Wasihun Adualem Gobezie, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu and Alula Meresa Teklu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:220

    Content type: Research

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  16. Young people living with HIV(YPLWH) in low-and middle-income countries are entering adolescence and young adulthood in significant numbers. The majority of the HIV-related research on these young people has fo...

    Authors: Laura S. Mkumba, Martha Nassali, Jasmine Benner and Tiarney D. Ritchwood

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:219

    Content type: Review

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  17. Many studies have considered maternal age as a determinant factor for success in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), but the potential role of paternal age on neonatal outcomes has been overlooked. This ...

    Authors: Zhexin Ni, Demeng Xia, Shuai Sun, Danying Zhang, Yanping Kuang and Chaoqin Yu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:217

    Content type: Research

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  18. There has been a substantial improvement in reducing maternal mortality in the Sub-Saharan African region. The vast rural-urban gap in maternal health outcomes, however, is obscured by this average achievement...

    Authors: Oduse Samuel, Temesgen Zewotir and Delia North

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:216

    Content type: Research

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  19. In low-and-middle income countries (LMICs), accurate measures of the elements of quality care provided by a health worker through family planning services (also known as process quality) are required to ensure...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hazel, Diwakar Mohan, Margaret Gross, Sushama Kattinakere Sreedhara, Prakriti Shrestha, Maia Johnstone and Melissa Marx

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:215

    Content type: Review

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  20. There is some evidence that paternal health behaviours during and around pregnancy could be associated with offspring health outcomes. However, the impact that paternal health behaviours during pregnancy can h...

    Authors: Kayleigh E. Easey and Gemma C. Sharp

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:214

    Content type: Review

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  21. Human papillomavirus is the most common cause of sexually transmitted diseases. Various studies report that positive human papillomavirus diagnosis results in psychosexual issues for the infected and reduces t...

    Authors: Narjes Nick, Camellia Torabizadeh, Mehdi Ghahartars and Roksana Janghorban

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:213

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2021 18:236

  22. Unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are the major problems in street women because of the non-utilization of modern contraceptives. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have assessed the u...

    Authors: Alemu Guta, Bezhabh Amsalu, Tadesse Weldamanuel, Alekaw Sema, Legesse Abera, Bekele Simegn Demissie and Yalelet Belay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:212

    Content type: Research

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  23. South Africa has a liberal abortion law, yet denial of care is not uncommon, usually due to a woman being beyond the legal gestational age limit for abortion care at that facility. For women successfully obtai...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun, Jane Harries and Deborah Constant

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:211

    Content type: Research

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  24. Various physical, psychological, social and cultural factors contribute to vaginismus. Therefore, given the multidimensionality of this disorder and the need to pay more attention to all biological, psychologi...

    Authors: Mojdeh Banaei, Nourossadat Kariman, Giti Ozgoli and Maliheh Nasiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:210

    Content type: Research

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  25. The prevalence of teenage pregnancies in Malawi is 29%. About 25% of those are married while 30% are unmarried adolescents (15–19 years old) who use contraceptives. Data on contraceptive use has focused on old...

    Authors: Gift Mtawali Dombola, Wanangwa Chimwaza Manda and Effie Chipeta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:209

    Content type: Research

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  26. Despite high prevalence, food aversions are closely linked to the dietary intake of pregnant women. Thus, understanding this behavior is important in addressing the issue of maternal nutrition. Therefore, the ...

    Authors: Abel Yalew, Wondwosen Tekle Silasie, Anchamo Anato and Anteneh Fikrie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:208

    Content type: Research

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  27. There is evidence that women with disabilities (WWDs) experience the most difficulty accessing and using sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs) services and information worldwide. However, there are...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle, Charlotte Ofori and Samuel Dery

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:206

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. The world is making progress toward achieving maternal and child health (MCH) related components of the Sustainable Development Goals. Nevertheless, the progress of many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa is lagg...

    Authors: Mariam Tanou, Takaaki Kishida and Yusuke Kamiya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:205

    Content type: Research

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  29. Generally, social development among young people is largely influenced by their peers. Peer education is a proven and effective approach for promoting reproductive health among young people, especially HIV/AID...

    Authors: Selema Akuiyibo, Jennifer Anyanti, Omokhudu Idogho, Sara Piot, Babatunde Amoo, Nelson Nwankwo and Nnamdi Anosike

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:204

    Content type: Research

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  30. Adolescent pregnancy carries a high risk of severe health issues for both the mother and the newborn. Worldwide, 21 million adolescents give birth every year, with high percentages in Latin America. Most of th...

    Authors: Jhonatan R. Mejia, Ángel J. Quincho-Estares, Asstrid J. Flores-Rondon, Giancarlo Reyes-Beltran, Irene L. Arias-Sulca, Estephanie Palomino-Hilario, Jessica E. Barrientos-Cochachi and Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:203

    Content type: Research

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  31. Improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health continues to be a global public health need. Effective parent–adolescent communication on sexual health issues has been cited as a factor that could influenc...

    Authors: Ijeoma Usonwu, Raheelah Ahmad and Katherine Curtis-Tyler

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:202

    Content type: Review

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  32. To investigate the pattern of multiple human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and associated factors in young women who access the Brazilian public health care system to better understand the characteristics of mu...

    Authors: Natália Luiza Kops, Juliana Caierão, Marina Bessel, Jaqueline Driemeyer Correia Horvath, Carla Magda Domingues, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Luisa Lina Villa, Flávia Moreno Alves de Souza, Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira and Eliana Marcia Wendland

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:201

    Content type: Research

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  33. The World Health Organization recommends research to evaluate the effects of a single third trimester Doppler ultrasound examination on preventable deaths in unselected-risk pregnancies, particularly in low- a...

    Authors: Sam Ali, Olive Kabajaasi, Michael G. Kawooya, Josaphat Byamugisha, David Zakus, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch and Marcus J. Rijken

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:199

    Content type: Research

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  34. Ensuring the right to respectful care for maternal and newborn health, a critical dimension of quality and acceptability, requires meeting standards for Respectful Maternity Care (RMC). Absence of mistreatment...

    Authors: R. Rima Jolivet, Jewel Gausman, Neena Kapoor, Ana Langer, Jigyasa Sharma and Katherine E. A. Semrau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:194

    Content type: Research

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  35. With the prevalence of infertility increasing every year around the world, it has seriously impacted the individual quality of family and social life. Anxiety is one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders amo...

    Authors: Wenwu Gui, Xi Yang, Huimin Jiang, Hongwen Wu, Mao Zeng, Yidi Wen, Tian Qiu, Yong Zhang, Zhi Ma, Chao Tong, Li Luo, Yong Zhao and Lianlian Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:193

    Content type: Research

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  36. The ECHO trial randomised 7829 women to depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-IM), the copper intrauterine device (IUD) and the levonorgestrel (LNG) implant (1:1:1) and found no clear difference in HIV incid...

    Authors: Mandisa Singata-Madliki, Theresa A. Lawrie, Yusentha Balakrishna, Florence Carayon-Lefebvre d’Hellencourt and G. Justus Hofmeyr

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:192

    Content type: Research

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  37. Although abortion was legalized in South Africa in 1996, barriers to safe, legal abortion services remain, and women continue to seek abortions outside of the formal healthcare sector. This study explored the ...

    Authors: Jane Harries, Kristen Daskilewicz, Tshegofatso Bessenaar and Caitlin Gerdts

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:190

    Content type: Research

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  38. Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in the testis are crucial for transferring genetic information to the next generation. Successful transplantation of SSCs to infertile men is an advanced therapeutic applicatio...

    Authors: Hossein Azizi, Amirreza Niazi Tabar and Thomas Skutella

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:189

    Content type: Research

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  39. Efforts to improve antenatal care have been heightened to reduce global maternal deaths. In resource-limited settings, community-based interventions play a pivotal role in improving antenatal care services. Ho...

    Authors: Chakupewa Joseph and Stephen O. Maluka

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:188

    Content type: Research

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